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General Services

Information Services

There are professionally-trained staff on duty during all of the hours the Library is open. They are happy to answer your questions in person, by phone or at info(AT)

Getting items that are checked out or not owned:

Phone 902-897-0265 or email us at info(AT)* to reserve items that the Library owns but are currently checked out. You can also place a hold on the item yourself by searching our catalogue and requesting the item that is needed.

If the Library does not own the item you are looking for, you can request that we purchase the item, or you may borrow the item from another library.

Borrowing items from libraries outside the Colchester-East Hants Public Library system:

If the material you want is not available at our library, it can usually be borrowed from another library for your use. The catalogues of academic (Novanet), regional public (NcompasS), and Halifax Regional Municipality libraries can be viewed at all our branches or by searching the desired library  from our home page.


A variety of programs are available at the various branches in the Colchester-East Hants Public Library system. Visit the branch nearest you from our 'branches' site to see what your library has to offer or phone your local branch for details.

Library Skills Instruction

Would you like to learn the basic skills you need to find library materials? We offer tours and classes for adults on how to use the on-line catalogue and magazine database, and World Wide Web. Contact Adult Services at Public Library Headquarters for more information. Tel: (902) 895-4183, e-mail:lbrann(AT)*  


*Please substitute @ for (AT) when sending an email